Saturday, September 25, 2010

PARMIGIANI FLEURIER BUGATTI 370 TYPE





Developed from an entirely revolutionary concept for watch-making, taken directly from automotive technology, the Bugatti Type 370 imposes its aesthetic with parts arranged like a transversal engine. The result: An architectural masterpiece, and a very limited edition wristwatch that The Watch Quote™ is now pleased to present...


Movement: Two spring drums in series, angling, all painstaking work, fine sanding of the plates, lines drawn on the rims.
21,600 alternations per hour, autonomy 10 days, dimensions: 21mm, 32 rubies.

Universal Joints on the mechanical winding and time-set transmissions: Conical cogwheels with conical teeth for the return. Autonomy with conical differential with conical teeth. Movement mounting on silent blocks with five plates by a brace and micro-nuts.
Wheels in rim form.
Dynamometric starter.

Functions: hours, minutes, autonomy.

Dial: Silver-plated 18carat gold surface with appliqué rods in luminous finish.
In the centre, varnished appliqué in H red, black or wisped down rhodium finish.

Hands: Hours and minutes in “Delta” type Parmigiani Fleurier, rhodium-coated or blue steel, with luminous finish.

Case: 18carat gold. Number of parts: 8. Number of sapphire crystals: 6



Bracelet : Hermès H red leather or black.

Starter : Dynamometric system tool in aluminium and steel with time-set and movement winder ferrules on both sides.

Water resistance: 30 meters.

Limited edition of 50 per year for each dial colour (100 in total)

Recommended retail price: €200,000 ($268,000 USD)

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing

More Power from AMG’s Stonking V-8

Powering the SLS is a revised version of AMG’s now-familiar 6.2-liter 32-valve V-8. In the SLS, the engine makes 563 hp at 6800 rpm and 479 lb-ft of torque at 4750 rpm. Revisions to the engine for use in the SLS include a new magnesium intake with eight separate velocity stacks; two electronically controlled throttle plates feed the new intake. On the exhaust side, a new equal-length exhaust manifold reduces backpressure. Lubricating the engine is a new dry-sump system that allows the engine to sit low, thus reducing the center of gravity. But the engine doesn’t just sit low; it also sits behind the front axle line, an arrangement that is partially responsible for the SLS’s claimed 48 percent/52 percent front/rear weight distribution.





Racing Fernando Alonso and Nick Heindfeld bump during Practice European GP

Racing Fernando Alonso and Nick Heindfeld bump during Practice European GP


Fernando Alonso and Nick Heindfeld bump during Practice European GP 2009

FASTEST STREET CAR IN THE WORLD! Larry Larson runs 6.95 @ 209 on Drag Week!!!

FASTEST STREET CAR IN THE WORLD! Larry Larson runs 6.95 @ 209 on Drag Week!!! This is not my video. Just wanted to share a BAD ASS Street car with everyone that follows this blog. Check it out.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lewis Hamilton Spins in Practice at the European GP 2009

Lewis Hamilton Spins in Practice at the European GP 2009


Lewis Hamilton Spins in Practice at the European GP

2010 Gumpert Apollo 650hp/627 lb-ft

Various louvers and slats provide air to cool the massive brakes and Audi-sourced 4.2 liter twin-turbo V8, which puts out an impressive 650 horsepower and 627 lb-ft. of torque. A Formula 1-inspired six-speed sequential transmission puts the power to the rear wheels and, thanks to its rapid-fire shifts, the Apollo hits 60 miles per hour in three seconds flat.
The Apollo’s chassis is more than just race car-inspired; it’s identical to that of the track-going version of the car. A tubular frame made of cro-moly steel integrates with a carbon fiber monocoque safety cell. Weight distribution sits at 42/58 percent to the front and rear, respectively, which Gumpert claims is the ideal weight ratio for a road-going race car.
Inside, it’s hard to confuse the Apollo with a luxury car. Though leather and suede wrap nearly every surface, those materials are mere covers over light-weight carbon fiber. What little switchgear is present is mostly used from existing Volkswagen and Audi products. An in-dash DVD player is standard, though most options are built-to-order in this tailor-made race car for the street.


2011 Mercedes Benz CL63 AMG 536hp/590 lb-ft

As with most AMG treatments, the styling changes are slight, but include a more aggressive front fascia, side skirts and prominent quad exhaust outlets.
Despite its 63 designation, the 2011 CL63 AMG will be swapping out its 6.2-liter V8 for the automaker’s new 5.5-liter bi-turbo unit. Standard power is 536 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque, but those seeking even more from their ultra-luxury sports coupe will want to option up to the AMG Performance Package. Power in that configuration is up to 563 horsepower, while torque tops out a stump-pulling 664 lb-ft. Regardless of performance level, the 5.5-liter V8 is mated to a seven-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7 automatic transmission with three driving modes and a rev-matching function.
Amazingly, Mercedes-Benz says that fuel consumption has decreased 27 percent, while CO2 emissions are down 30 percent. Look for a top speed of an electronically-limited 155 mph in standard form (186 mph with the upgraded package) and a 0-60 sprint of 4.4 seconds for the standard CL63 and 4.3 seconds for the AMG Performance Package model.